Judgement and Knowing Christ

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How Jesus will separate the sheep from the goats and wheat from the weeds He let grow together: It is through “knowing”.


How Jesus will separate the sheep from the goats and wheat from the weeds He let grow together: It is through “knowing”

In the Gospel of John, he writes telling us how the judgement works:

Jn 3:17-21 For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him. He who believes in Him [who clings to, trusts in, relies on Him] is not judged [he who trusts in Him never comes up for judgment; for him there is no rejection, no condemnation—he incurs no damnation]; but he who does not believe (cleave to, rely on, trust in Him) is judged already [he has already been convicted and has already received his sentence] because he has not believed in and trusted in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [He is condemned for refusing to let his trust rest in Christ’s name.] The [basis of the] judgment (indictment, the test by which men are judged, the ground for the sentence) lies in this: the Light has come into the world, and people have loved the darkness rather than and more than the Light, for their works (deeds) were evil. [Isa. 5:20] For every wrongdoer hates (loathes, detests) the Light, and will not come out into the Light but shrinks from it, lest his works (his deeds, his activities, his conduct) be exposed and reproved. But he who practices truth [who does what is right] comes out into the Light; so that his works may be plainly shown to be what they are—wrought with God [divinely prompted, done with God’s help, in dependence upon Him].

What the underlined section is saying is that those who open their heart up for Jesus, (the light) to come in, and conform to it, (which spiritual union) are free and will not face condemnation.  But the basis of how or if people will be judged/condemned is if they welcome and let the light (Jesus and His will) into their hearts, or if out of hatred of having their true motives come to light or not conforming to God’s will; they close their heart to the light.  Jesus says the latter will be condemned.  

Listen to how the Amplified Bible defines the word repent:

Ac 2:38 And Peter answered them, Repent (change your views and purpose to accept the will of God in your inner selves instead of rejecting it) and be baptized,

He is saying true repentance will be marked by a change in perception that causes us to no longer reject Jesus’ Spirit and His will from ruling our hearts but rather opens up to it. 

The Lord has defined a “pure heart” to me as an unconflicted soul towards God.  In other words, a heart that desires to do His will and has no part of it that prefers its own will, rejecting God’s in preference to it.  For example, "I love to go to church and I know God wants me there, but every Sunday football is on at the same time". 

Listen to what Jesus says to this group of people:

Mt 7:20-23 Therefore, you will fully know them by their fruits. Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name and driven out demons in Your name and done many mighty works in Your name? And then I will say to them openly (publicly), I never knew you; depart from Me, you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands (not doing His will)].

It is important to see that the factor or basis on which Jesus will except you into His kingdom on the last day is not based on what you accomplished or did for Him in your own understanding.  But the factor He uses to show if you truly stopped rejecting God’s will in your heart or if you have opened up your heart to it is if you know Him or not. If He doesn’t know you and you don’t know or recognize Him, then this tells Jesus you refuse to let your heart be exposed and conformed by His light and will. 

You see, at the end of days, rebellion, which is nonconformity to God’s will, has to be totally eradicated from all of creation for things to be the way they are meant.  So any nonconformity will not be tolerated. So Jesus says straight up that mere professions of faith, even being in ministry and doing great humanistic deeds will not gain you admission into the Kingdom.  This is going to be the biggest shocker of all to people!

He is saying it is only through spiritual union where you receive in your heart His Spirit and bind yourself to His Spirit out of love through obedience to His will and the two become one (to know Him and for Him to know you) is the only thing that will gain you access to His future Kingdom.    

The importance of Knowing Christ:

If a friend told you many stories about his brother who you never met; all his likes and all his dislikes, when his birthday was, what his first car was, and what his first date was like; you might know enough about him to talk about him with others and sound knowledgeable.  You can have many feelings and opinions about him, likes and dislikes.  However, he could walk in the room at a party and chances are you would never recognize him as your friend's brother. 

It is the same with God, we know all about Him through the stories in the Bible—His likes and His dislikes, however, God is spirit, Jesus tells us. The Lord told me some time ago that as much Bible knowledge the majority of the church and church leaders have they do not recognize Him by Spirit.

Discernment of spirits is a gift and a naturally acquired ability for those who have gone through our teachings.  Having that gift it has been the experience of our ministry when we are in contact with other churches that almost with no exception none have been able to tell the difference between God’s Spirit and a demonic spirit that has gone religious.  We see whole churches moved by religious spirits of jealousy, perversion, lies, haughtiness, mockery just to name a few.  These spirits with their perceptions become the eyes of their understanding and it’s by their wisdom and motives many churches are moved by.  Worse yet these spirits become their moral compass, and their power to overcome sin in their lives.  However, in the end, if it is the spirits of demons which help them maintain morally good lives, they are not led by God and His Spirit.  Jesus tells us this is not a good position to be in. 

Here’s an example: A young woman came to me. She did not wear make-up, or nice cloths.  Her hair was unkept.  She told me she was a church volunteer and they liked her hard work, her humble demeanor and faithfulness. They wanted her to lead the department.  She didn’t understand why they liked her and she confessed that she hated herself and thought that she was a horrible person.  I asked her to tell me about herself.  She dropped out of high school and became a drug addict of heroin. She said she did so many terrible things for the drug.  She came to a place where every single one of her drug friends had died as a result of their drug ways except her.  She then came to a place where she hated her life and hated herself because she did not want to die too.  She thought of herself as a slut and drug addict.  She saw herself as scum, deserving only of the fate her friends suffered.  She used herself hatred to inspire herself to get off the drugs and start a good life.  Years later she found herself at this church and was asked to lead the department.

I told her that she had done so well because she used a spirit of lies to have the power to change when all of her friends failed and died.  Now that it worked and she has established herself as a model Christian, people see her that way.  However she sees herself as quite the opposite.  In fact, I told her, if she didn’t continue debasing and degrading herself she would lose the power to perform as a “good person”. 

You have to ask, if she became a model Christian but it was not by the power of the Holy Spirit, but that of a spirit of lies, what spirit is she bound to?  It was not to the Holy Spirit.  Although it made her externally good and behaved as a model Christian, how has it profited her in her relationship with Christ? The answer is that it did not draw her closer to Him but bound her more securely to the very source that turned her into an addict.  We just heard from Jesus’ words this will not gain us entry to the Kingdom.   Meanwhile everyone in her church sees her as a mature and model Christian, fit for leadership—a person who was not heaven bound. 

It has to be asked, what does it say when church leaders have no discerning of spirit, and only look at her behavior and let it totally escape them that she was a tormented self loathing person totally unfit for leadership who was able to put on a good front?  How have they helped her other than teach her how to behave in a way that makes her look like a Kingdom child?  How would she be able to lead others in any other way than in superficial appearances?

Jn 7:24 Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment.”

After I showed her these things I had her repent for employing the spirit of lies for power to change.  Then I had her invite the Holy Spirit into her heart to show her the way to rely on His power to change her.  Then I did a deliverance prayer. 

I saw her a week later.  I didn’t recognize her, she was dressed nice and had make-up on.  She came to me and threw her arms around me. Thanking me for how free she was and how she stopped hating herself and now loved God seeing Him as kind.  She said for the first time she is actually filled with joy and was enjoying her life. She also said her friends noticed how different she was.

The Lord was so right when He said to me, My people know me by name, but they don’t know me by my Spirit. 

Jn 17:3 And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.  

One word in John’s gospel that can’t be ignored is the word “know.”  79 times the word “know” or “knew” is used.  It is most often used in regards to judgement. 

To know someone Jesus meant that He was in spiritual union with them. It is the same know that is used when it is said that Adam knew Eve, in the sense of having intimate knowledge of her as a result of their marriage. Understanding things this way makes what He says in the following verses literal and not metaphoric:

 Mt 25:37-43 “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison, and visit you?’ And the King will tell them, ‘I assure you, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’

and:

Mt 25:44-45 “Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and not help you?’ And he will answer, ‘I assure you, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’

The word “know” is more important than we ever imagined.

 He speaks the same thing to the religious leaders who question His credentials.

 Jn 8:19 ...“You do not know me or my Father,” Jesus replied. “If you knew me, you would know my Father also

He goes on to show us what this tells Him about the people who don’t know Him.

Jn 5:42 but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts.

To know is the test! Listen to these end-times parables:

The Sheep and the Goats

Mt 25:31-46 “But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit upon his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate them as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left. Then the King will say to those on the right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home.

Mt 25:36 I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’ “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison, and visit you?’ And the King will tell them, ‘I assure you, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’

Mt 25:41 “Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, ‘Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his demons! For I was hungry, and you didn’t feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn’t give me anything to drink. I was a stranger, and you didn’t invite me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me no clothing. I was sick and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’ “Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and not help you?’ And he will answer, ‘I assure you, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’ And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life.”

The Parable of the Weeds

Mt 13:24-30 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ “ ‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ “ ‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’ ”

The Lord has shown me that as we enter into the last Gospel Age of the church the separating of the sheep and goats, and the wheat from the weeds. And the test that will show the difference between the two is knowing.  Through dreams God has told me from the beginning that He will use me, my ministry and many others in this age to expose both the goats and the weeds.  True to this word, both myself, my wife and our ministry have been slandered, lied about, rejected, and ostracize by the church and the secular authorities.  In all of this the Lord’s instructions have been to say and do what we are told by Him to say, then move on.  That we are not to defend ourselves but let everyone reflect and react how they wish. The more we are hated, slandered, accused, and rejected, The more visions we have of how famous and loved we are by all in heaven.  The Lord has told us not to give any mind to them because with each accusations, lie, and slander made against us by our accusers, it does not condemn us but they indite themselves. The reason is, they don’t see God’s light and approval on us and this proves they never knew Him.  What they do actually causes us to be blessed.

The days of following God in a lukewarm way without true conformity to His will are over!   Much to the disbelief of the Church God is going to reveal Himself to the world and worldly church through those who are in true spiritual union with Him. During this coming age He will show His Spirit and give His words through the strangest and most unlikely people and do things in peculiar and unimaginable ways to us.  He wants us to recognize Him by His Spirit through spiritual union, and no longer through rules and false moralities invented by demons. This is how He will cleanse us to be that pure and spotless bride.  We as a Church must start following God with our heart and not our intellect. And not through scholarly knowledge but by the intuition and sense of our conscience.  If we don’t, we may think we know it all like the Jewish leaders who thought they were righteous and looking down on Jesus condemning Him to death.

The Lord has further told me that recognizing others who have His Spirit and approval in them will be easy to those who have given themselves over to spiritual union with Him. Those who mature in spiritual union will not only recognize God’s Spirit in others, but will actually know people’s names, birthdays, life history and so on when we come in contact with them.  This is because:

1Co 2:11-12 For what person perceives (knows and understands) what passes through a man’s thoughts except the man’s own spirit within him? Just so no one discerns (comes to know and comprehend) the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have not received the spirit [that belongs to] the world, but the [Holy] Spirit Who is from God, [given to us] that we might realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts [of divine favor and blessing so freely and lavishly] bestowed on us by God.

God knows everyone and everything.  And if we have His Spirit in us we can know what He knows.  Others in spiritual union we will know and love as brothers because the same Spirit we love to the point we are willing to die to self for, we will recognize when it is in another.  And we will love it in him as much as we love it in us.  And the same Spirit has knowledge of us both and when we are in contact with each other, we will know each others names.  We will also feel the love God has for that person so much that since we are in harmony with God, we will be overwhelmed with God’s own feelings for him.  This will be an end-times phenomena.

In the Bible this was demonstrated when Jesus was transfigured.  Peter and John saw that Moses and Elijah were standing with Jesus.  How did they know? They had no pictures to know what they looked like.  It is because we are all networked together through God’s Spirit and His knowledge and as a result, we just know.  Everybody in Heaven knows your name!

 

 

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